‘Rednecks for Obama’ Making News

Rednecks for Obama are back in the news again today. I wrote about them back in late August. Here’s the latest:

Tony Viessman, 74, and Les Spencer, 60, got politically active last year when it occurred to them there must be other lower income, rural, beer-drinking, gun-loving, NASCAR race enthusiasts fed up with business as usual in Washington.

Viessman had a red, white and blue “Rednecks for Obama” banner made, and began causing a stir in Missouri, which has emerged as a key battleground in the run-up to the November 4 presidential election.

“I didn’t expect it would get as much steam and attention as it’s gotten,” Spencer told AFP on the campus of Washington University in Saint Louis, the state’s biggest city and site of last week’s vice-presidential debate.

“We believe in him. He’s the best person for the job,” Viessman, a former state trooper from Rolla, said of Obama, who met the pair briefly on that July day in Union, Missouri.

I love these guys:


Visit Rednecks for Obama, “claims more than 800,000 online visits.”

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One Response to ‘Rednecks for Obama’ Making News

  1. Obama has demonstrated since Iowa that he can appeal to rural voters and I proudly consider myself to be a redneck for Obama as well.  Maybe we should be called “bluenecks” though?